I’ve been extremely dehydrated due to lack of new music and I thought it would be a good idea to create a post where we can recommend other bands and artists we enjoy. Comment with a few of your other favorite artists so we can benefit from the excellent taste in music I know you have.
I’ll start: if you haven’t looked up Carissa’s Wierd (try this song) or Have A Nice Life (listen to this), then you should do that!
“It’s like if music makes you feel anything, it’s automatically sad or it’s a bummer and you totally neglect people who get joy out of addressing their sadness because it helps them be happier. You can’t listen to party music all the time, because life’s not always a party. You need to acknowledge the times when it’s not—that’s a well-rounded musical experience. Accept that life is complicated and sometimes music should reflect that. That’s part of what we try to do—make honest music and not be pandering or manipulative, just real. I think most people are complicated; most people have a lot of emotions and people who don’t have emotions are kind of weird. But that’s cool too; that’s a very real side of humanity—people have a difficult time feeling things, being open about them, and we’re just trying to explore all of it.”—Peter Silberman (on being a “sad band”)
Sort of related to that last post: Considering many of you are probably into Neutral Milk Hotel, I’m seeing Jeff Mangum’s Phoenix show in March and if any of you are planning to attend, give me a heads up so us Antlerlovers can chill. That is all.